When you're sitting on a great idea it can feel like a waste of precious time to toil away at anything else. But before you up and leave your day job, it's important to not only vet your idea but also to vet yourself. Starting up is a 24/7 commitment; are you ready to put in those kinds of hours? Do you possess enough of the traits that great entrepreneurial leaders have?

Before you make the leap, you should be doing everything you can to try to talk yourself out of the move, not into it, recommends the The Founder Institute, a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur training program. Check out the organization's infographic below for help determining if it's time to consider giving your current employer your two-week notice. 

Published on: Nov 17, 2014